The sports world has been slow to change when it comes to gender equality. While there have been significant strides in many areas of society, the sports industry has lagged behind.
One of the most significant challenges women face in the sports world is the persistent gender gap in opportunities and resources. Women’s sports have historically been undervalued and underfunded, leading to fewer opportunities for women to participate at all levels of competition.
Another challenge for women in sports is the persistent bias and discrimination that takes many forms, from the unequal treatment of female athletes in terms of pay and media coverage, to harassment and abuse that many women in the industry have reported experiencing. This bias and discrimination can make it difficult for women to succeed in sports, both as athletes as coaches and administrators—and as professionals who use their expertise outside of professional athletics.
We believe that everyone should have access to sport regardless of gender identity or expression. We are excited to announce the launch of our Women in Sports Campaign, and we’re calling on you to join us in changing the way society views women in sports—and how we approach gender equity in all aspects of life.
We are announcing a Women in Sports Scholarship which will address the persistent funding gap that many female athletes face. By providing financial support, ESEI hopes to make it possible for more women to pursue their athletic dreams and achieve success in the sports world.
We have three years of experience and we are committed to supporting women in sports by encouraging more women to study our Master in Sports Management and Master in Master in Performance and Health Management programmes. Currently, the programme has 14% of female enrolment, and our goal is to inspire more women to enrol and make a greater impact in the sports business.
In order to achieve this goal, we plan to create inspiring initiatives that will encourage more women to consider careers in sports management. By highlighting the success stories of female sports industry leaders and offering resources and support for aspiring women, we hope to break down the barriers that have traditionally prevented women from pursuing careers in the sports world.
We create a supportive environment that empowers women to succeed in their careers and make a meaningful impact in the sports industry. We offer mentoring services to women in sports, providing guidance and support so they can navigate the unique challenges they face in the sports industry.
This mentorship is part of our International MBA in Sports Management and is offered in collaboration with industry leaders and tailored to meet the specific needs and challenges that women in sports face.
ESEI is also planning to obtain a TEDx license and host events that highlight the significance of gender equality in the sports industry. Our aim is to facilitate conversations that showcase insights and experiences from our community. We hope to foster a dialogue that addresses discrimination against women at all levels and in all industries. By sharing real-world examples of these experiences, we can learn from them and work to create a more inclusive and equitable society.
We are delighted to introduce our Women in Sports Scholarship, which is specifically intended to inspire and assist women who are pursuing a career in the sports industry. This scholarship is exclusively available to Bachelor graduates who are passionate about sports and committed to making a positive impact in the sports world.
The winner of this scholarship will receive full tuition fee access to our Master in Sports Management programme valued at 9,700€. In addition, the three finalists will each be awarded 400€ that can be applied towards any ESEI course of their choice.
Our hope is that by offering this scholarship, we can help more women gain the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the sports industry and become strong advocates for gender equality.
To apply for the scholarship, students are required to write about their career choice and explain why they are passionate about it, as well as how they will work to empower women in their career field as well as their business plan.
Applications for the scholarship must be submitted by June 30th, 2023, and the winner as well as the finalists will be revealed on July 17th, 2023.
The scholarship will be awarded based on the following selection criteria: Entrepreneurial spirit, Leadership potential, Ambition, and Financial need.
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The application deadline is June 30th, 2023, and the winner as well as the finalists will be revealed on July 17th, 2023.
The scholarship is a Master in Sports Management 9,700€ for the winner
400€ scholarship for the other three finalists.
The winner will be publicly announced on July 17th, 2023. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Uniqueness, presentation, creativity, analysis and structure will be evaluated.
The winner and the finalists will be notified via email.
ESEI Business School will prepare the corresponding enrolment letter indicating the details of the course and that the student has received a scholarship for.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrolment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship, just email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
The scholarship applies exclusively to the Master in Sports Management programme for the winner and discounts for the finalists that are related to the Master in Sports Management or Short Courses in Sports Management. These courses must be completed during the 2023/2024 academic year.
To be eligible for the ESEI Women in Sports Scholarship, both the winner and the finalists must meet all the admission requirements for our programmes.
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